"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."
- William Shakespeare
Entrepreneur | Professor | InvestorAbout Laurance
Entrepreneur | Professor | Investor
Over the last 10 years Laurance has been an entrepreneur and investor in several ventures, including health care software; strategy and management consulting; communication management software; industrial real estate technology; and aviation MRO capabilities in Southeast Asia. He is also the co-founder of a DC-based venture incubation organization. He has served in senior leadership positions in a NYC-based turnaround and restructuring firm and in a Dubai-based sovereign wealth fund.
Laurance spent 13 years with KPMG LLP (later BearingPoint), serving in positions such as Managing Director of the Middle East practice and Managing Director of Border Security and Transportation.
Laurance received his commission as an Air Force officer upon graduating from Texas A&M University in 1986 and earned his Masters from Troy St University while serving our country during multiple overseas tours of duty. He has also completed executive education at Columbia Business School.
He serves as a board member of Fertility Education and Medical Management (FEMM), and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), and serves as an advisor and board member of numerous Catholic organizations.
Laurance, his bride, Kathy, and their son reside in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He and his wife have been foster-parents to 16 children. He is an avid cyclist, has served as a crewman on a Dubai-based yacht racing team, and races sports cars.
Certified Life Coach and Resident CounselorAbout Ana
Certified Life Coach and Resident Counselor
Ana Yrausquin is a certified life coach, mentor, and resident psychotherapist. Ana holds a B.A. in Psychology from the Catholic University of America and a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University. Ana is passionate about mental health and is particularly interested in depression and anxiety. She has experience in leading group therapy sessions, individual therapy, and life coaching. Ana’s writing has been published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Journal of Public Child Welfare, and Child Trends. She is an occasional contributor to How She Does It: The Professional Woman’s Guide to an Inspired, Intentional, Integrated Life. She is a frequent speaker on topics relating to time management and work-life balance. She lives in Virginia with her husband and three little boys.
CEO of DC Accelerator
Financial Advisor at Merrill LynchAbout Eddy
Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch
Ed Moss is a partner of Clark, Moss & Associates, a wealth management and financial planning practice at Merrill Lynch that specializes in advising entrepreneurs and senior corporate executives. Ed graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Economics from the University of Dallas and holds the Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designations. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Ed worked as an analyst and consultant with various investment management and information technology firms in the US, Latin America, and Europe. His prior experience includes corporate finance, private equity investments, and systems integration. He lives in Great Falls with his wife Sarah and their two boys.
Teacher, The Heights SchoolAbout Bill
Teacher, The Heights School
Bill Dardis teaches English, history, science and religion at the Heights School in Potomac, MD. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Dardis worked as an IT consultant for Ernst & Young in New York City. He later founded UrbanFUTURE, a character-based mentoring program for inner-city youth in St. Louis. For the past 20 years he has run professional development programs for suburban and at-risk youth in St. Louis, Chicago, and Washington. A native of New Orleans, Mr. Dardis has enjoyed the District of Columbia for the past 7 years.
9 Monthly Seminars
Orientation and Team Building
Work as a Force for Good
Find Your Why
Networking Is Relationship Building
Your Dreams Need Funding
Professional Compass: Connecting Ideals and Strategies
GPS Executive Feedback
Training takes place on the first Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9pm. Attendance can be in-person or via Zoom.
There will be an all-day workshop and cookout on Saturday, August 29. The event includes a thorough orientation to key principles and in-depth exercises on the purpose of your work. It is an excellent opportunity to meet your fellow Associates and our coaches.
Thanks to the generous support of the Busch School of Business, the evening seminars are held at:
Della Ratta Auditorium in Maloney Hall
Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20064